Social Influences on the Arginine Vasotocin System Are Independent of Gonads in a Sex-Changing Fish

@article{Semsar2003SocialIO,
  title={Social Influences on the Arginine Vasotocin System Are Independent of Gonads in a Sex-Changing Fish},
  author={Katharine Semsar and John R Godwin},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23},
  pages={4386 - 4393}
}
Many neuropeptide systems subserving sex-typical behavior are dependent on sex steroids for both their organization early in life and activation during maturity. The arginine vasopressin/vasotocin (AVP/AVT) system is strongly androgen dependent in many species and critically mediates responses to sociosexual stimuli. The bluehead wrasse is a teleost fish that exhibits a female-to-male sex change in response to social cues, and neither the development nor the maintenance of male-typical behavior… Expand
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